Lord Elgin Jump Hour 717, 719, 721 caliber help needed.

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  1. wdc

    wdc Registered User

    Feb 25, 2020
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    I have drifted out of my lane of collecting and restoration of 1970s Seiko chronographs when purchasing a couple of Lord Elgin Direct Read Jump Hours this week, quickly realizing I know little if nothing about Elgin jump hour or the 719, 721 calipers.

    I am seeking both help and literature on the above referenced calipers before getting into these projects. Surprisingly, I found very little on the Internet, other than reading about a dial spring that is easily lost during restoration, where it is I have no idea.

    Now the projects.

    The first is a “Lord Elgin 21 Jewel 1950's Direct Read Chevron Jump Hour” purchase from a jeweler’s estate with the movement out of the case. It appears to be immaculately restored, but needing the dials fitted and the assembly refitted into the case.

    What is unclear here is if I have all the parts i.e. the mentioned dial spring, etc. for fitting the dial. The caliber is very clean and appears to have been service, runs very smoothly and consistent.

    I’ve also read that it is tricky to get the jump hours to work smoothly.

    Any help is appreciated.

    The 2nd Elgin is a “719 LORD ELGIN Direct Read Jump Hour (Elvis Presley) , which needs the whole caboodle. I selected this watch because the case is relatively clean, still having sharp edges and emblem, flawed only by the ding on the left edge and light surface scratches.

    I’m currently looking for someone (reasonably priced) that does case restoration on “14K Gold Filled”, any leads and recommendations would be appreciated.

    The caliber will follow and I’m still trying to establish a game plan on that, as well as finding the proper crown. I believe all three calipers referenced above are the same, varying only by the jewel count i.e. 17, 21, 23 respectively.

    As always, your comments and help are appreciated.


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